Global Hand-Washing Day: Oyo winning battle against infections with hand-washing advocacy

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Oyo State Government, through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (OYORUWASSA), Water Aid Nigeria, Living Word Mission and other allies in the war against Covid-19, cholera and other infections have recorded success in their efforts as the number of people with the COVID-19 virus and other infections have reduced.

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC)’s figure as at Thursday 14th October 2021 showed Oyo State with six cases out of fifteen States across the country that had 226 new cases of Covid-19 infection.

Engaging market men and women at Aleshinloye Market, Ibadan North-West Local Government area in Ibadan and Methodist Grammar School, Bodija Ibadan on handwashing advocacy on Friday, representatives of OYORUWASSA, Water Aid Nigeria, Heineken African Foundation, Living Word Mission and other partners said it was pertinent to spread the message to the households through the traders and schools.

Mrs. Shotonwa-Roagess Oluyinka, Director Hygiene at the RUWASSA said the commemoration of the Global Hand-washing Day was to create more awareness on the importance of Hand-washing, adding that the COVID-19 pandemic was tamed in Oyo State with the prompt intervention of the State government and other stakeholders.

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